Motrin Stevens Johnson Syndrome lawyers from Arentz Law Group, P.C. are currently investigating lawsuit claims for individuals who have suffered this severe allergic reaction after taking Motrin or related products. Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a painful and potentially fatal disease which has been associated with Motrin and other medications with ibuprofen as an active ingredient, such as Advil. Individuals who have been diagnosed with SJS or its more severe form, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) may be entitled to substantial compensation in dangerous drug lawsuits.
Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a potentially life-threatening disease that is the result of a severe allergic reaction to a prescription or over-the-counter medication. Because early symptoms of SJS, such as coughing, achiness, fatigue, and fever, may easily be confused with a common cold or the flu, SJS is often undiagnosed until it reaches an advanced stage. Full-blown SJS causes painful blisters on the skin or in the eyes, nose, mouth, or genitals. This condition is very painful, and SJS patients are often treated in burn units of hospitals. In some cases, tissues exposed by blisters become virtual magnets for airborne or surface pathogens, and patients can develop severe and even fatal infections.
In 2006, the FDA ordered that warnings about the potential risk of developing Stevens Johnson Syndrome be added to the labels of a number of prescription and over-the-counter medications, including:
A number of families affected by SJS linked to Motrin have filed dangerous drug lawsuits in pursuit of compensation for their damages. In 2005, the family of a 7-year-old girl filed suit against Johnson & Johnson after their daughter lost her sight due to Stevens Johnson Syndrome linked to the use of children’s Motrin.
In another Motrin SJS lawsuit, a family claimed that Motrin’s makers were aware their product may lead to SJS and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN, another form of SJS), but that they failed to post sufficient warning of these possible side effects. This family’s child died of complications from SJS 20 months after taking children’s Motrin.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome as an allergic reaction to Motrin or another drug, you could be entitled to compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. To learn about victims’ rights in Motrin SJS lawsuits, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a free legal consultation with a lawyer experienced in Stevens Johnson Syndrome litigation.